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Made cafe and boutique at the Downtown Women's Center opens today

April 29, 2011 |  4:31 pm


Made by DWC, the cafe, coffeehouse and boutique at the Downtown Women's Center, officially opened today. Proceeds benefit the downtown shelter (where Lindsay Lohan may teach acting classes as part of her community-service sentence), a $26-million newly renovated complex at the W. Douglas Building on San Pedro Street, which in the '20s housed a shoe company. 

The 67,000-square-foot center, which combined with the original Los Angeles Street location serves 3,500 women a year and has 71 additional housing units for a growing population of homeless women, was designed by Pica+Sullivan, with the cafe and boutique on the ground floor. 

The airy, light-filled cafe serves sandwiches and salads from Tiara Cafe. Sandwiches include tuna, lettuce, tomato and harissa on whole wheat; salami, chorizo, sun-dried tomato spread, tomatoes, lettuce and Italian vinaigrette on panini; dill chicken salad, lettuce, tomato and roasted red pepper on sourdough. The coffee is from Groundwork.   

438 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, www.madebydwc.org. Tuesday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

-- Betty Hallock



Photos: Betty Hallock / Los Angeles Times